Baby Bounce & Rhyme volunteer required – Eccleston Library

Eccleston Library is seeking a volunteer to help support their Baby Bounce and Rhyme activity.

This is a Supporting Library Activities for Children opportunity.

Lancashire libraries care and cater for the needs of their local communities and are recognised as a safe space and often the main community hub. The library service is continual involved with new projects to ensure they provide what is needed locally for all ages. By running regular events and acting as the venue for many other local groups’ activities, they endeavour to help tackle the issues leading to social isolation. The need for volunteers to help assist the service, by helping under supervision to provide many of the activities and projects, is vital.

What you are volunteering for?
Supporting staff with Baby bounce and rhyme sessions.  The sessions are on a Friday morning 9:00am to 10:15am.

What are we offering to you?

  • An opportunity to share your love of reading and working with children and young people
  • An introduction programme and a designated member of staff as a contact for assistance and feedback
  • Training and support
  • An opportunity you can include on your CV
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses.

Please speak to a member of the library staff before applying.

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Baby, Bounce and Rhyme sessions:

  • Assisting staff to set up the sessions
  • welcoming attendees to the sessions
  • organising prams safely
  • arranging chairs for the session
  • singing the set songs and leading on some songs
  • reading the chosen books
  • tidying up after sessions

The sessions are on a Friday morning 09:15 to 10:00 term time only.


What are we asking for from you?  

  • Regular attendance at an agreed time
  • A positive attitude to young people
  • Behave in accordance with library rules and regulations
  • Comply with the Volunteer Acceptable Use Guidelines
  • Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system
  • Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

The Volunteer must:

  • be a good communicator
  • have patience and understanding
  • have confidence when dealing with children and young people
  • have an ability to patiently guide and instruct children and young people
  • have an ability to get to know the children and young people and understand their interests and motivations
  • be enthusiastic, friendly and approachable
  • be reliable and committed


Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.

Required Age:

18 years +



Eccleston Library. The Carrington Centre, The Green, Eccleston, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 5TE

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If you are interested in this opportunity, first contact the Service Manager for an informal chat. Following this, you can apply using the button below.

Please note: your application will be declined if no contact is made to the Service Manager before submitting your application.

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